Child thaiboxers: A fighting chance

Jul 25, 2023 | Sports, Videos

The documentary “In the Red Corner Child Boxers in Thailand Report” by Florian Nusch follows the story of Bpaet, a young Thai boxer with incredible talent but an unfortunate upbringing. Despite facing serious obstacles – including an alcoholic father and a missing mother – Bpaet’s sights are set on becoming a professional boxer. With the encouragement of his coaches, Boom Watthanaya and Frances, he’s training hard and dreaming big.
But the cost of chasing this dream is high, especially for children in Thailand. Thai boxing is a dangerous sport that can result in serious injuries, and the competition is fierce. The gym run by Boom and Frances is doing its best to offer children like Bpaet a brighter future, but they’re up against a society that values boxing success above all else. In this gripping documentary, viewers will see firsthand the challenges faced by child boxers in Thailand and the sacrifices they make in pursuit of their dreams.

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